Discovery has promoted long-serving exec Lynn Ng to become VP & head of content for its operations in Asia-Pacific, as the company continues to expand local production efforts. “The world now knows what we’ve always known, Asia Pacific is the place to be. Content from our region is resonating like never before, making waves across the globe,” Ng said. “In an increasingly surreal world, authentic stories are our tether in the storm, and Discovery is committed to telling these stories with creativity and passion, weaving our global expertise in real-life entertainment with the rich tapestry of Asia Pacific.”
The promotion comes ahead of the planned expansion of streamer Discovery+ in parts of Asia later this year and as the factual giant ramps up its production efforts across the region. Ng will continue to lead the region’s content strategy and acquisitions activity, as well as overseeing content curation, media planning, and creativity. Studio Discovery Korea is in active production and development on a slate of Korean originals, while programming is also in the works in India, where the company bolstered its offering with BBC Studios (BBCS) content last year.
Ng joined Discovery in 2002 and has been involved in the evolution of Discovery’s portfolio of products and content offerings, starting when Discovery pioneered non-fiction original productions out of the Asia Pacific, where she executive produced several award-winning series for Animal Planet. “Lynn has been a champion of Discovery’s content since joining the organization 19 years ago, and most recently, has done a fantastic job driving our strategy across Asia-Pacific to significant audience growth," Simon Robinson, Discovery president for APAC, said.
Discovery is scaling its content production across Asia-Pacific, fueled by growing consumer appetites and the launch of Discovery+. Following previously announced multimillion-dollar deals in China and Korea, Studio Discovery Korea is in active production and development on a slate of Korean Originals for products and platforms across global markets. Discovery is also ramping up Originals in India for discovery+ and other portfolio brands. “As we continue to ramp up our local originals output and pivot our business to cater to changing consumer demands, Lynn’s leadership in this role will be key in building further scale across our eco-system of products and platforms.”